This town is situated 15 km west of Agios Nikolaos, in the Mirabello province. During the Venetian occupation it consisted of two settlements which were referred to as a unit by the name «Kanuri Choir" (New Village). Neapolis was the capital of Lecithin Prefecture until 1904. That year Agios Nikolaos was declared capital.
Present day Neapolis is a beautiful town with reasonably well- laid out streets, a nice public garden and picturesque buildings. There is quiet a number of churches dating from Venetian times, as indicated by relief inscriptions on their entrance.